shackleford

Dream It Is Maintains Her Perfect Record With Schuylerville Romp

Hoolie Racing Stable’s Dream It Is has now won all three of her career starts, including Friday’s G3 Schuylerville Stakes at Saratoga by nine lengths. The 2-year-old daughter of Shackleford had previously won both of her starts at Woodbine, including a listed stake, but those had come over the Tapeta. Trainer Barbara Minshall shipped the […]

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Tapwrit ‘Solid,’ Meantime ‘Comfortable’ In Breezes For Belmont Stakes

Trainer Todd Pletcher sent out Tapwrit and Patch, his two likely Belmont Stakes contenders, to the Belmont training track Saturday morning in preparation for the Grade 1, $1.5 million “Test of the Champion” on June 10. Tapwrit, winner of the Grade 2 Tampa Bay Derby in March and sixth in the Kentucky Derby last time […]

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Pletcher: Malagacy’s ‘Lazy Side’ May Help Him Handle Arkansas Derby Distance

Malagacy hasn’t always been seen as a contender for the Kentucky Derby, though he’ll likely be one of the favorites in this Saturday’s G1 Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park. In fact, the first time trainer Todd Pletcher entered the son of Shackleford was in a $75,000 maiden claiming race. “Part of the reason why we […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Climax Stallions: Malagacy Shines For Shackleford

With a victory in the Grade 2 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn, Malagacy (by Shackleford) remained unbeaten in three starts, put himself squarely in contention for the classics, and became the third Triple Crown candidate this year by a sire standing at Darby Dan Farm. Darby Dan owner John Phillips has been in the horse business […]

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Malagacy ‘Just Great’ After Rebel Win, Pointed To Arkansas Derby

U.S. Sumaya Stable’s undefeated Malagacy was doing great the morning after his mild upset in Saturday’s $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) on Saturday as he was walked around the barn before boarding an afternoon flight back to trainer Todd Pletcher’s South Florida base at Palm Beach Downs. “He came out of his race just great,” said […]

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Pletcher Scores Again At Oaklawn: Malagacy Announces His Presence In The Rebel

Trainer Todd Pletcher shipped One Liner up to Oaklawn Park to win the G3 Southwest Stakes in February, and in March the conditioner was again successful with a lightly raced colt as Sumaya U.S. Stable’s Malagacy found his way to the wire first in this Saturday’s G2 Rebel Stakes. A sophomore son of Shackleford, the […]

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Malagacy ‘A Pleasant Surprise’ For Pletcher; Rebel Entrant Has Won Two Starts By 22 Lengths

After two wins at Gulfstream Park by a combined 22 lengths, Malagacy was pinned with the rising star tag in Todd Pletcher’s barn full of Triple Crown hopefuls. Entering the G2 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park on Saturday, not even the chestnut colt’s seven-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer knows how good he may be. “He’s been a […]

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Kantharos Filly Impresses In Second March OBS Under Tack Session

Hip No. 364, Libellule, consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, breezed a quarter in :20 4/5 to post the fastest work at the distance at the second session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 March Sale of Two Year Olds in Training. The gray or roan filly by Kantharos […]

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Filly Bred By Shackleford Fan Club Debuts Saturday At Penn National

Dawn Newman, managing partner of Shack Baby Productions, LLC and owner of Fox Tale Thoroughbred Stallion Station in Coopersburg, Penn., announced Friday the much anticipated race debut of their 3-year-old filly, Unshackled. Unshackled is by Shackleford out of Suzy’s Mandate (Full Mandate) and is set for a start on Saturday, Feb. 18 at Penn National […]

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Sophomore Son Of Shackleford Impresses At Gulfstream

Sumaya US Stables’ Malagacy, a 3-year-old son of Shackleford, produced another head-turning victory while making his second career start Sunday afternoon at Gulfstream Park. The Todd Pletcher-trained colt was a seven-length winner of Race 4, a first-level allowance optional claimer run at 6 1/2 furlongs. Malagacy ($2.40) was ridden to victory by Javier Castellano. The […]

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